Introduction to White Water Kayaking – 5 Day

Take your white water kayaking skills to the next level with this 5-day course in Snowdonia. Dive into advanced techniques and safety practices under expert guidance, and emerge with the confidence and knowledge to tackle thrilling river adventures.

Plas y Brenin

5 Days

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Plas y Brenin


5 Days

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If you’ve been captivated by white water kayaking and are ready to elevate your skills, this 5-day course in Snowdonia is perfect for you. Under the guidance of specialised coaches, you’ll focus on more advanced techniques like breaking in and out, ferry gliding, and surfing standing waves on grade II water. 

Day one establishes the fundamental skills and introduces essential safety and rescue techniques. The week continues with a mix of river trips and site-based coaching sessions, helping you master more intricate skills. By the end of this intensive course, you’ll have refined your paddling abilities and gained a deeper understanding of river reading, rescue, and rolling. 

The Objectives 

By the end of the course, you should have refined your existing paddling skills and learnt more advanced techniques such as; breaking in and out, ferry gliding, surfing standing waves and small stoppers. You’ll also have gained knowledge of; river reading, and rescue and rolling. 

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What to Expect

On day one we’ll cover the fundamental skills underpinning white water kayaking. You’ll put these into practice and develop them throughout the week on a series of river trips. We’ll also deliver some static, site-based coaching sessions, and introduce you to essential safety and rescue skills.

Experience Required

You should already be a confident flat water paddler with the ability to manoeuvre your craft with ease, and be able to perform a confident and controlled capsize.

How Should I Prepare?

You’ll need to be fit enough to enjoy five days of activity and have kayaked previously.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.